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February 7, 1885


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JAMA. 1885;IV(6):144-146. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810004001a

An address delivered (by invitation) before the "Ohio State Bar Association," at their annual meeting Dec. 30 and 31, 1884, Columbus, O.

Mr. President, Gentlemen of the Ohio State Bar Association:

No branch of science seems to have been more neglected than that pertaining to Medical Jurisprudence in Divorce. Will you, then, pardon my zeal upon this subject? I do not desire to bring to your attention, gentlemen of the bar, a subject with which you are unacquainted, nor is it my object to send this address to the forensic world as upon a new field of science. But rather as an attempt to show what beneficial effects might result from a more thorough and scientific study of the subject. My humble judgment leads me to believe that many cases of divorce are obtained improperly from the very fact, known to laymen, as well as to your own and my